Save the Date: September 5 God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State

Event Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Location: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, 3225 University Time: 5:30 reception followed by 6 pm lecture and book signing To register online, please click here or if you have questions email CPHInfo@smu.edu.

By | 2018-08-19T19:21:41+00:00 August 19th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Save the Date: September 5 God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State

Watch the live webcast of the 104th Annual Opening Convocation and Rotunda Passage

Opening Convocation LiveStream Opening Convocation is an SMU tradition that is not to be missed! Join us for the live webcast of the event that formally welcomes all new first-year and transfer students to the SMU community.  You may also view the ceremony live on the official SMU Facebook page by clicking here. Sunday, August 19 Broadcast starts at 4:45 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 5:00 p.m. CDT Click here to watch webcast Click here for a PDF of the Opening Convocation program  

By | 2018-08-19T19:12:08+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on Watch the live webcast of the 104th Annual Opening Convocation and Rotunda Passage

SMU political science professor comments: Cruz-O’Rourke Senate race may hold insight on future politics of Texas

Fox News Originally Posted: August 15, 2018 DALLAS –  Most political analysts can usually agree on one thing: Texas is a state that practically "bleeds red," as it has for decades. But in recent election cycles, there's been much talk about the Lone Star State potentially going purple. And now, a Texas congressman is trying to do what no Democrat has been able to do here in nearly 25 years -- win statewide office. Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke from El Paso, elected in 2012 to serve Texas’ 16th Congressional District, is battling it out with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, aiming to capture Cruz's seat come November. "We're listening to and bringing in everyone -- Republican, Democrat, independent -- everyone in Texas is important," O’Rourke tells [...]

By | 2018-08-19T19:24:55+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on SMU political science professor comments: Cruz-O’Rourke Senate race may hold insight on future politics of Texas

‘How do we protect them?’ Dallas leaders look to help immigrants and the economy

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: August 14, 2018 We could mess up the so-called Texas miracle. Cutting off immigration, for instance, “would make it impossible” for the state to keep growing jobs at roughly double the national rate, Dallas Fed economist Pia Orrenius said last week. Keeping out immigrants would also take us out of the competition to attract top talent, another expert said, and that would undermine the appeal of the state’s workforce. For these reasons and more — partly humanitarian, partly pragmatic, said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings — Dallas wants to become a more welcoming city for immigrants and refugees. That means recruiting newcomers and helping them integrate into the community, and navigate the legal and economic landscape. Last year, Dallas created an Office of Welcoming [...]

By | 2018-08-15T07:32:09+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science, Tower Center|Comments Off on ‘How do we protect them?’ Dallas leaders look to help immigrants and the economy

Triumph of the Spirit Awards to honor human rights leaders

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Location: Mack Ballroom, SMU Campus Dallas, Texas Time: Dinner & Celebration 6:00 p.m. Register for the event: https://link.smu.edu/events/triumph-of-the-spirit/registration About the Honorees: "Nazi Hunters" Beate and Serge Klarsfeld. For more than five decades, this married couple has brought war criminals and to justice across the globe and helped restore the names and faces of victims. Click here to learn more.   2018 Local Awardees: The Docents of the Dallas Holocaust Museum This elite team of North Texas educators is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancinghuman rights to combat prejudice, hatred and indifference. Click here to learn more.   About the Triumph of the Spirit Awards: Thoughtfully produced to entertain and inspire, the TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT AWARDS honor the accomplishment, commitment and innovation of human [...]

By | 2018-08-09T08:17:57+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events|Comments Off on Triumph of the Spirit Awards to honor human rights leaders

Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Be an Energy Source. But Should It?

National Geographic Originally Posted: August 8, 2018 Yellowstone National Park could power the entire continental U.S. with clean energy. Maria Richards of SMU Geothermal Laboratory weighs in via National Geographic on why it remains untapped. The northwest corner of Wyoming is boiling. There, 10,000 hydrothermal features transform Yellowstone National Park into an alien world with searing waters and steaming vents—all fueled by a simmering supervolcano. While scientists agree that Yellowstone is not likely to erupt anytime soon, if and when it does, the event would be catastrophic. A massive magma chamber feeds this supervolcano, and an eruption would pack enough power to expel more than a thousand cubic kilometers of rock and ash at once. That would blanket most of the continental United States in debris and potentially plunge Earth into a volcanic [...]

By | 2018-08-09T08:06:48+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News|Comments Off on Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Be an Energy Source. But Should It?

Brain disorder researcher awarded prestigious grants

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: July 28, 2018 Santosh D’Mello, professor of biological sciences in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, was recently awarded two prestigious research grants totaling $2.5 million by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study two fatal brain disorders. The first grant of $1.29 million will be used to study Huntington’s disease, an inherited brain degenerative disease. D’Mello’s team will investigate whether the abnormal loss of brain cells in patients with Huntington’s disease is due to the reduction in levels of a protein called FoxP1. The second award will fund research investigating the mechanisms underlying MeCP2 duplication syndrome, a rare inherited neurodevelopmental that occurs almost exclusively in men. “We hope our research will contribute to a better understanding of these devastating brain disorders so that effective [...]

By | 2018-08-07T18:50:54+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Brain disorder researcher awarded prestigious grants

The Bookshelf: Five books with surprising insights into economic growth

George W. Bush Institute Originally Posted: August 6, 2018 by J.H. Cullum Clark As these five books illustrate, insights into economic growth sometimes show up in surprising places. Bruce Springsteen’s iconic song “Born to Run” topped the music charts and his book of the same title made the bestseller list, but most people don’t think of him as contributing to discussions of economic policy. Consider, though, that the story of economic growth is not just about numbers. It’s actually a story of people, creativity, near-misses, and improbable breakthroughs. And it teaches us that we can’t take growth for granted. Springsteen’s memoir Born to Run provides music fans with a highly readable account of the enormous commitment and sustained hard work at the heart of human [...]

By | 2018-08-07T18:36:00+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on The Bookshelf: Five books with surprising insights into economic growth

Watch: Big on Business – W. Holt Garner

SMU Video Originally Posted: July 10, 2018 “SMU makes my passion for accounting and biology easy to maneuver. SMU’s approach to interdisciplinary study has shaped me into a more critical thinker who can approach a problem from both business and scientific perspectives. And as I prepare for medical school, my dual degree plan gives me a competitive edge. I am able to pursue diverse internship opportunities, including those that focus on the business and clinical aspects of health care.” — W. Holt Garner, Accounting and Biology double major and Chemistry minor. https://youtu.be/eqww8B51c0E  

By | 2018-08-07T18:37:18+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Watch: Big on Business – W. Holt Garner

Watch: Big on Research – Roxana Farokhnia

YouTube Originally Posted: July 10, 2018 “SMU was the school for me because I wanted a personalized experience in college, where my professors would know me and care about where I want to go in life. My work in the Vogel-Wise Lab allows me as a pre-health student to not only participate in cutting-edge research on finding ways to help cancer patients who don’t respond to chemotherapy, but also develop my own project and create meaningful connections with professors.” — Roxana Farokhnia, Biology and Health and Society double major on the Pre-Health track. WATCH https://youtu.be/zas3BGb3Uu0  

By | 2018-08-06T10:23:39+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Watch: Big on Research – Roxana Farokhnia
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